A New York high school principal is facing allegations that she is trying to create a segregated environment.
Specifically, High School for Law and Public Service Principal Paula Lev allegedly vowed to “get rid of all these white teachers that aren’t doing anything for the kids of our community.”
After making good on her threat by pushing out a number of white teachers, she is now incurring the wrath of students who say her policies have created an environment of “utter disorganization and chaos.”
Teachers at the school have already cast a no-confidence vote and Lev and the Department of Education launched a probe into the matter.
Now, students are taking the matter into their own hands with a strongly worded petition against their principal.
According to the New York Post:
One student, Angel Dilawar, 17, who will be a senior in September and is the class valedictorian, started a petition on change.org saying “we have had enough and cannot bear to witness the utter disorganization and insanity at our school.”
“We have some new teachers that are super under-qualified, and staff members that were fully experienced and qualified were excessed,” reads the petition that garnered more than 370 signatures in two months.
Dilawar told The Post that Lev has wasted money on frills like hallway TV monitors and $50,000 worth of hoodies to go with school uniforms that no one wears. Meanwhile, violence has increased, she said.
“Right now students can do anything they want and they’re not going to get in trouble,” Dilawar said.
Dilawar said while helping out in the school’s college office she was asked to write recommendation letters for her peers because the assistant who was supposed to do the work had a limited grasp of English.
Ironically, many liberals believe the judicial branch is poised to re-segregate schools even as a teacher in New York City is actively trying to accomplish that very same goal based on her leftist ideology.
Shocking that the comprised radicalized #SCOTUS that the Democrats refuse to investigate continue to strip rights away from Americans and reward Christian fundamentalism. Can’t wait until prayer is back in school and there is no sex ed and segregation is reinstalled. #WokeAF https://t.co/DXQZ8mAx9b
— Danielle Moodie (@DeeTwoCents) June 27, 2022
Going back in time to an era when Black women couldn’t vote, schools and public places still enforced segregation, prohibition was in effect, and homosexuality was a crime. #Texas deserves better. https://t.co/2ZWqJKuQmu
— Dr. Eliz Markowitz (@ElizMarkowitz) July 3, 2022
A number of disingenuous leftists also completely misrepresented a tweet by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) to make it appear as if he were arguing in favor of school segregation.
Here we have a sitting US senator openly calling for the segregation of schools again.
Given how white supremacists are fine with their children being shot and killed at school, maybe we should leave them to it. https://t.co/Ue5wDjHwvC
— Dane Baptiste/A$ap BAP/Joke Dza 🤡👊🏾♥️👨🏾🚀🌍 (@DaneBaptweets) June 25, 2022
As KXAN explained:
His tweet sparked tens of thousands of responses on Twitter, with many interpreting it as Cornyn advocating for the reinstatement of segregation, including Democratic Texas congressman Joaquin Castro. Castro, like many others online, speculated that Cornyn was suggesting the U.S. Supreme Court should reverse the landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education.
The Court’s 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education partially overruled its 1896 decision Plessy v. Ferguson – which established the “separate but equal” notion and gave way to legal segregation. In 1954, justices ruled it is unconstitutional for American public schools and educational facilities to be segregated, overturning a previously established precedent under Plessy v. Ferguson.
The senator later clarified his words in another tweet that reads, “Thank goodness some SCOTUS precedents are overruled.”
Here’s a clip from last year that breaks down the controversy surrounding the New York principal.